Everyone into the pool
In the mid-1960s, Mayor Roman and a number of residents felt that the city of Westlake should have public swimming pool. A committee was formed and community members went to work on making a pool in Westlake a reality.
By June 1966, a group of citizens had established the non-profit organization Westlake Swimming Pool Inc., with Robert Peterson as president. Their goal was to raise $140,000 for the construction of a pool in Clague Park. The group organized a fundraising drive, collecting just under $103,000 for the effort.
The pool opened on June 17, 1967. Enthusiastic support was given to this effort by the community members, local businesses and city leaders.
President of the Westlake Historical Society
Volume 3, Issue 18, Posted 4:11 PM, 09.07.2011